PSC - POLITICAL SCIENCE

PSC - 1100   PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
[3 hours]  An examination of concepts central to political science, including political science ideologies, governmental structures, and functions and processes of political decision-making and change. (not for major credit)

PSC - 1200   AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
[3 hours]  An introductory survey of the institutions, processes and politics of the government of the United States and its relationship to state governments. (not for major credit)

PSC - 1710   CURRENT INTERNATIONAL PROBLEMS
[3 hours]  A course designed to give the student a perspective on world affairs through an examination of some contemporary international problems.

PSC - 2210   WOMEN IN AMERICAN POLITICS
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as WGST 2610.  An examination of the role of women in the American political system with special attention to their socializing experiences, political power bases and legal status.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200

PSC - 2300   PRINCIPLES OF STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
[3 hours]  A study of the political processes and institutions of American state and local governments, with attention given to selected areas of public policy and intergovernmental relations.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200

PSC - 2610   GOVERNMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN
[3 hours]  An analysis of British parliamentary democracy and an examination of modern British politics.  Recommended: PSC 1200.

PSC - 2620   COMPARATIVE POLITICS - CONTINENTAL EUROPE
[3 hours]  A comparative analysis of the politics of continental Europe focusing on the French and German political systems.  Recommended: PSC 1200

PSC - 2660   POLITICS IN AFRICA
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as AFST 2660. The character and development of African political institutions and processes with a special emphasis on patterns in the post-independence period and prospects for the future.

PSC - 2680   GOVERNMENTS OF ASIA
[3 hours]  An examination of culture, political institutions, and political processes and problems of development of selected Asian countries.

PSC - 2700   PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
[3 hours]  An examination of such basic forces as nationalism, ideology and power that promote conflict and cooperation among states in the international community.

PSC - 2790   POLITICAL SCIENCE STUDY ABROAD
[1 - 3 hours]  An examination of topics in political science or public administration requiring study and travel in other countries.  Topics vary.

PSC - 2800   PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL THEORY
[3 hours]  An investigation of important themes in classical and contemporary political theory, including: justice, liberty, and democracy.  These issues are approached through discussion of a number of original works by political theorists.

PSC - 3110   SOCIAL SCIENCE STATISTICS
[3 hours]  Descriptive statistics, introduction to inferential statistics, data processing and computer applications in the social sciences.

PSC - 3210   POLITICAL PARTIES
[3 hours]  An analysis of the theory, organization, techniques and dynamics of the American party system.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200

PSC - 3240   AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLITICS
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as AFST 3240. A study of the many ways blacks have involved themselves in American politics; examines African-American participation in the political and governmental process.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200

PSC - 3250   PUBLIC OPINION
[3 hours]  A study of American public opinion with attention to polling and voting data and analysis.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200

PSC - 3260   GOVERNMENT AND THE ECONOMY
[3 hours]  An examination of the politics of the American economic system including the role of government in both the public and private sectors of the economy.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200

PSC - 3310   MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT
[3 hours]  A survey of urban government and politics, including the philosophy of local government, urban political processes, structural problems and relations with other units of government.  Prerequisite: PSC 2300 and Junior standing or consent of instructor

PSC - 3420   PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  An overview of public administration including organization theory, decision making, budgeting, public policy and the changing role of public institutions.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200 or equivalent

PSC - 3500   PRINCIPLES OF LAW
[3 hours]  Course cross-listed as LST 3500.  An overview of law, legal procedures and the legal professions.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200

PSC - 3510   CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I
[3 hours]  Course cross-listed as LST 3510.  The development of the American legal system and the implications of judicial decisions affecting the institutions and powers of government, the federal system and the relationship of the individual to government.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200

PSC - 3520   CONSTITUTIONAL LAW II
[3 hours]  Course cross-listed as LST 3520.  The development of the American legal system and the implications of judicial decisions affecting the institutions and powers of government, the federal system and the relationship of the individual to government.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200; PSC 3510

PSC - 3730   AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY
[3 hours]  An examination of the American foreign policy-making process as well as an analysis of the major problems facing the United States in its interaction with the international environment.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200;  PSC 2700

PSC - 3800  SEXUAL POLITICS
[3 hours]  This course examines sexual politics through studying canonical literature of Western political theory, feminism and postmodern theory.

PSC - 3900   HONORS SEMINAR
[3 hours]  Seminar focused on timely topics in political science chosen by rotating faculty in the department.  Prerequisite: Invitation or permission of instructor.

PSC - 3990   INDEPENDENT STUDY FOR HONORS STUDENTS
[3 hours]  Individual reading and research in selected topics for honors students.  Prerequisite: Admission to Honors Program or permission of Department Chairperson

PSC - 4180   COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  Applications of spreadsheet, database and statistical software to policy and administrative problems in the public sector.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420;  PSC 3110

PSC - 4210   POLITICAL BEHAVIOR AND VOTING
[3 hours]  A study of the political ideas and the psychological and sociological motivations underlying voting and other types of political behavior in the United  States.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200

PSC - 4230   CHIEF EXECUTIVE
[3 hours]  Development and use of powers and responsibilities of president, governor and mayor.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200

PSC - 4250   INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
[3 hours]  A study of the relationships among the various types and levels of government in the United States with an examination of the fields in which the major governmental contacts occur.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200;  PSC 1300

PSC - 4280   U.S. CONGRESS
[3 hours]  An intensive study of the development, functions, committees, party and factional organizations of the U.S. Congress and state legislatures.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200

PSC - 4320   URBAN POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  An examination of the policy process in modern cities, focusing on the interactions between the principle political and administrative organizations in formulating and implementing policy.  Prerequisite: PSC 3310, 3420

PSC - 4330   HEALTH CARE POLICY
[3 hours]  An examination of United States health care policy and its progression to the current era of cost controls. In addition, the principal actors and theories influencing health care policy are analyzed.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200, PSC 3420

PSC - 4340   ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  Policy for air and water pollution control, hazardous wastes, nuclear wastes. Examination of EPA, Congressional committees, state and city agencies. Some international issues.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420 or permission of instructor

PSC - 4350   HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS
[3 hours]  An overview of the United States health care delivery system. The roles, responsibilities and relationships of various components are discussed and analyzed, with emphasis on interrelationships between government, providers and institutions.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200, PSC 3420

PSC - 4360   ETHICS IN PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  Examination of values and principles which influence public policy and public administration. Applications to policy problems and responsibilities of public administrators will be emphasized.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420

PSC - 4370   ADMINISTRATIVE BEHAVIOR
[3 hours]  Individual and group behavior in public organizations from the perspective of alternative management strategies. Occasionally offered as a writing intensive course.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420

PSC - 4410   MANAGEMENT OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
[3 hours]  Examination of forces that influence management of nonprofit organizations in the United States, and their roles and responsibilities. Consideration of organizational structures, leadership, fiscal administration, and relations with citizens and other organizations.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420

PSC - 4430   PUBLIC PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  The organization, operation and problems of public personnel systems in the functions of selection, training, classification and employee relations.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420

PSC - 4440   BUDGETING AND FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  An examination of the institutions and techniques of financial administration, including government accounting, budgeting, financial management and governmental choice.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420; knowledge of a computer spreadsheet

PSC - 4460   POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  The relationship of national administration to the formulation of policy by the Executive Branch and Congress and the exercise of controls over the bureaucracy by the Executive Branch, Congress and the Judiciary.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420

PSC - 4470   PUBLIC ORGANIZATION THEORY
[3 hours]  A systematic consideration of theories of political organization and administration, including institutional, behavioral, sociological, psychological and political theories, with emphasis on decision-making in governmental organizations.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420

PSC - 4480   COMPARATIVE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  The organization, staffing and management of governmental bureaucracies in contrasting social and cultural contexts and an analysis of attempts to transplant patterns of administration into developing nations.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420

PSC - 4490   CURRENT TOPICS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  Examination of selected current problems in public policy and administration.  Topics vary and are listed in each term�s schedule of classes.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420, or consent of adviser

PSC - 4530   CIVIL RIGHTS
[3 hours]  Course cross-listed as LST 4530.  Course is crosslisted as AFST 4530. A study of judicial policy-making and administrative implementation of decisions affecting racial issues, freedom of expression, national security and criminal procedures.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200

PSC - 4550   ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY LAW
[3 hours]  Course cross-listed as LST 4550. Examination of contemporary approaches to the analyses of law and the judicial system with special focus on current issues facing the courts.  Prerequisite: PSC 3510 or PSC 3520

PSC - 4560   LAW AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  The impact of law on public administration with emphasis on judicial review, agency rule making and procedures.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420

PSC - 4570   JUDICIAL PROCESS AND JURISPRUDENCE
[3 hours]  A study of the politics and practices of judges and courts, including judicial reasoning.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200

PSC - 4580   INTERNATIONAL LAW
[3 hours]  Course cross-listed as LST 4580.  An examination of the legal status of nation states and dependencies and of the rules concerning international diplomacy, treatment of persons, and peaceful settlement of disputes.  Recommended: PSC 1710 or PSC 2700

PSC - 4600   POLITICS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours]  An analysis of the political processes and issues of economic development in the Third World with a focus on theories of development.  Recommended: PSC 2710

PSC - 4610   COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
[3 hours]  A study of political functions such as elections, political parties, interest groups, executive-legislative relations and centralization of powers in various nations.  Recommended: PSC 2610 or PSC 2620

PSC - 4620   POLITICS OF RUSSIA AND FORMER SOVIET REPUBLICS
[3 hours]  Politics and government of Russia, especially since 1989.  Discussion of other former Soviet republics will also be included.

PSC - 4630   GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
[3 hours]  The government and politics of Canada with particular emphasis on federalism and the operation of parliamentary government in a changing party system.  Recommended: PSC 1200

PSC - 4650   INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
[3 hours]  An examination of the relationship between political and economic structures, organizations and events, including such issues as the politics of trade, foreign aid and economic development.  Prerequisite: PSC 2700 or consent of instructor

PSC - 4660   GOVERNMENTAL & POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS OF AFRICA
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as AFST 4680. An examination of political behavior in selected African states using a case method to examine alternative courses of action available to decision makers.  Prerequisite: Prior social science or history course on Africa

PSC - 4670   GOVERNMENTS OF THE MIDDLE EAST
[3 hours]  A survey of the institutions of government, political processes, parties and interest groups and problems of development in the Middle East.  Recommended: PSC 1710 or PSC 2610 or PSC 2620.

PSC - 4690   GOVERNMENT OF CHINA
[3 hours]  A study of the development of Chinese governmental institutions and political process, interest groups, political culture, political participation, economic development, national defense and foreign relations.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 4700   INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS - AFRICA
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as AFST 4700. An examination of factors affecting foreign policy processes in Africa, emphasizing the relations between Africa, the Big Powers and the United Nations.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 4710   THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
[3 hours]  An analysis of the major concepts of international politics that attempt to construct a general theory of behavior in world affairs.  Recommended PSC 2800.  Prerequisite: PSC 2700

PSC - 4720   INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION
[3 hours]  A study of the background, general concepts and problems of international organizations including the United Nations, historical models, regional organizations and non-governmental organizations. Recommended: PSC 2700

PSC - 4730   THE UNITED NATIONS
[3 hours]  An investigation of the origins, organization, political practices, administrative activities and problems of the United Nations and its related agencies.  Recommended: PSC 1710 or PSC 2700

PSC - 4740   INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS - MIDDLE EAST
[3 hours]  An examination of political, economic and geographic actors affecting international relations of the Middle East, including the role of the major world and regional powers.  Recommended: PSC 1710 or PSC 2700

PSC - 4780   CHINESE FOREIGN RELATIONS
[3 hours]  An examination of the goals, strategies, instrumentalities and performance of the foreign policy of China.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 4800   COMPARATIVE FOREIGN POLICY
[3 hours]  A theoretical and comparative study of the patterns of foreign policy.  It emphasizes the evaluation of analytical models and conceptual frameworks, and the examination of the foreign policy of key states as case material.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 4840   CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL IDEAS
[3 hours]  Analysis and discussion of debates and issues in contemporary political theory.  Prerequisite: PSC 2800

PSC - 4860   FEMINIST POLITICAL THEORY
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as WGST 4610.  An analysis and discussion of contemporary feminist political theory.  Prerequisite: PSC 2800

PSC - 4880   ISSUES IN POLITICAL THEORY
[3 hours]  The course will focus on close readings of influential critical theories about particular issues relevant to contemporary political life.  The themes of the course will vary and may include questions of liberalism and power, the politics of violence, identity and difference, or poststructualism.  Prerequisite:  PSC 2800

PSC - 4900   SEMINAR IN ASIAN AFFAIRS
[3 hours]  An interdisciplinary and comparative study of the major issues in Asia with special emphasis on political and economic development and international relations in Asia.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 4940   APPLIED POLITICS INTERNSHIP
[3 hours]  A study of electoral politics, public decision-making or policy implementation through internships with candidates, political parties, public officials or governmental or nonprofit agencies.  Prerequisite: PSC 2300 and consent of instructor

PSC - 4960   SENIOR HONORS THESIS
[3 hours]  Course cross-listed as LST 4860.  Supervised research and writing for honors students only.  Prerequisite: consent of departmental honors director; consent of instructor

PSC - 4980   CURRENT TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
[3 hours]  Timely examination of emerging issues within the various segments of the discipline of political science.  Prerequisite: a prior course in the topic subfield

PSC - 4990   INDEPENDENT STUDY IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
[1 - 3 hours]  Individual study in selected topic.  Prerequisite: three courses at the 4000 level; consent of instructor

PSC - 5110   SOCIAL SCIENCE STATISTICS
[3 hours]  A course covering descriptive statistics and providing an introduction to inferential statistics, data processing and computer applications specifically tailored for the needs of the social sciences

PSC - 5140   INTERMEDIATE SOCIAL SCIENCE STATISTICS
[3 hours]  An approach to regression analysis designed for social scientists. Development of a common conceptual basis for correlation and regression analysis and analyses of variance and covariance.  Prerequisite: PSC 3110 or equivalent

PSC - 5180   COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  Use of software with an emphasis on data-base, spreadsheet, statistical and desktop publishing programs for microcomputers. Application to analysis of administrative and policy problems in the public sector.  Prerequisite: PSC 5110, PSC 3420 or equivalent

PSC - 5210   POLITICAL BEHAVIOR AND ELECTIONS
[3 hours]  A study of American voting and political behavior. Emphasis is placed on the ideological, psychological and sociological parameters which affect the political behavior and voting of Americans.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 5230   CHIEF EXECUTIVE
[3 hours]  Development and use of powers and responsibilities of president, governor and mayor. A research paper is required.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 5250   INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
[3 hours]  National, state and local governmental relationships are examined with emphasis on grant-in-aid, formal and informal cooperative devices, and current problems of the federal system in the United States.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 5260   GOVERNMENT AND THE ECONOMY
[3 hours]  An examination of the politics of the American economic system including the role of government in both the public and private sectors of the economy.

PSC - 5280   LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
[3 hours]  An intensive study of the development, functions, committees, party and factional organizations of the U.S. Congress and state legislatures.

PSC - 5320   URBAN POLICY & ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours] An examination of the policy process in modern cities, focusing on the interactions between the principal political and administrative organizations in formulating and implementing policy. Prerequisite: Graduate standing (PSC 3310 and 3420 or 6410 recommended)

PSC - 5330   HEALTH CARE POLICY
[3 hours]  An examination of United States health care policy and its progression to the current era of cost controls. In addition, the principal actors and theories influencing health care policy are analyzed.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420 or permission of instructor

PSC - 5340   ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  Policy for air and water pollution control, hazardous wastes, nuclear wastes. Examination of EPA, Congressional committees, state and city agencies as well as some international issues.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing

PSC - 5350   HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS
[3 hours]  An overview of the United States health care delivery system. The roles, responsibilities and relationships of various components are discussed and analyzed with emphasis on interrelationships between government, providers and institutions.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420 or permission of instructor

PSC - 5360   ETHICS IN PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  Examination of values and principles which guide public policy formation and public administration. Applications of philosophical concepts to policy problems and the responsibilities of public administrators will be emphasized.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420 or equivalent

PSC - 5370   ADMINISTRATIVE BEHAVIOR
[3 hours]  Individual and group behavior in public organizations from the perspective of alternative management strategies.  Prerequisite: Admission to MPA program or permission of instructor

PSC - 5390   APPLIED POLITICS INTERNSHIP
[3 hours]  A study of electoral politics, public decision-making or policy implementation through internships with candidates, political parties, public officials or governmental or nonprofit agencies.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science; consent of instructor

PSC - 5410   MANAGEMENT OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
[3 hours]  Examination of social, cultural, organizational, economic and political forces that influence management of nonprofit organizations in the United States. Historical and theoretical origins of their roles and responsibilities.

PSC - 5430   PUBLIC PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  A study of developments and problems in the recruitment and management of public employees.  Prerequisite: Admission to MPA program or permission of instructor

PSC - 5440   BUDGETING AND FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  An examination of the institutions and techniques of financial administration, including government accounting, budgeting, financial management and governmental choice.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420; knowledge of a computer spreadsheet

PSC - 5470   PUBLIC ORGANIZATION THEORY
[3 hours]  Relates a diverse body of literature known as �organization theory� to the behavior of public organizations in their political setting.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420 or equivalent

PSC - 5480   COMPARATIVE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  A comparison of the public bureaucracies in differing cultural and social patterns and an assessment of utility of cross-national adaptation.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 5490   CURRENT TOPICS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  Examination and analysis of a current policy or administrative issue.  Topics vary and are listed in each term�s schedule of courses.  Prerequisite: consent of MPA adviser

PSC - 5530   CIVIL RIGHTS
[3 hours]  Development of analytical methods and research into the judicial and administrative decisions with regard to political dissent and criminal administration.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC � 5550  ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY LAW
[3 hours]  Development of research techniques into the structure of contemporary problems facing the courts, with emphasis on integrating such issues into existing theory.

PSC - 5560   LAW AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  Reading, research and discourse on the impact of law on public administration, including judicial review.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420 or equivalent

PSC - 5570   JUDICIAL PROCESS AND JURISPRUDENCE
[3 hours]  A research-oriented course providing a broad theoretical context for the study of decision making, reasoning and politics in the process of court adjudication.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 5580   INTERNATIONAL LAW
[3 hours]  A study of the legal system governing interstate relations.  Cases will be reviewed.  State jurisdiction and responsibilities will be examined, emphasizing the rules of war.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 5600   POLITICS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours]  An analysis of the political processes and issues of economic development in the Third World with a focus on theories of development.

PSC - 5610   COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
[3 hours]  An examination of selected topics in comparative politics, with special emphasis on the problems of advanced industrial democracies.  Prerequisite: open to graduate students in political science

PSC - 5620   POLITICS OF RUSSIA AND FORMER SOVIET REPUBLIC
[3 hours]  An examination of government and politics in Russia and the former Soviet Republics.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 5630   GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
[3 hours]  An examination of the political institutions and parties of Canada with special attention to the effect of federalism on a parliamentary system of government.

PSC - 5650   INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
[3 hours]  An analysis of the interaction of the international political and economic systems with focus on the political aspects of the international economy.  Topics include economic development, interdependence, trade and multilateral institutions.

PSC - 5660   GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS OF AFRICA
[3 hours]  A study of political decision making in selected African states using a case method to examine alternative types of political behavior and their practical consequences.  Prerequisite: prior social science or history course on Africa

PSC - 5670   GOVERNMENTS OF THE MIDDLE EAST
[3 hours]  A survey within a historical context of the states in the Middle East.  Study of political processes and structures.  Conferences with the instructor and a paper are required.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 5690   GOVERNMENT OF CHINA
[3 hours]  A study of the development of Chinese governmental institutions and political process, interest groups, political culture, political participation, economic development, national defense and foreign relations.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 5700   INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS - AFRICA
[3 hours]  An examination of factors affecting foreign policy processes in Africa, emphasizing the relations between Africa, the Big Powers and the United Nations.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 5710   THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
[3 hours]  An analysis of the leading approaches to the study of international politics that contribute to the construction of a general theory.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 5720   INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
[3 hours]  A study of the background, aims, purposes and problems of international organizations.  An examination of the functions of the specialized agencies and other organizations of the United Nations system.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 5730   THE UNITED NATIONS
[3 hours]  An investigation of the origins of the United Nations.  Study of the relevant articles of the charter of the United Nations, emphasizing problems of the United Nations through case study.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 5740   INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS - MIDDLE EAST
[3 hours]  A survey of geopolitical, economic and sociocultural factors affecting foreign policy processes;  an examination of the role of the Big Powers and the United Nations.  Conferences with the instructor are required.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 5780   CHINESE FOREIGN RELATIONS
[3 hours]  An analytical study of the formulation and execution of Chinese foreign policy including the examination of its goals, strategies, instrumentalities and performance.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 5800   COMPARATIVE FOREIGN POLICY
[3 hours]  A theoretical and comparative study of the patterns of foreign policy.  It emphasizes the evaluation of analytical models and conceptual frameworks, and the examination of the foreign policy of key states as case material.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 5840   CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL IDEAS
[3 hours]  Discussion of the principal political theories and ideologies and their proponents.

PSC - 5860   FEMINIST POLITICAL THEORY
[3 hours]  An analysis and discussion of contemporary feminist political theory.  Prerequisite: PSC 2800 or equivalent

PSC - 5880 ISSUES IN POLITICAL THEORY
[3 hours] This course will focus on close readings of influential critical theories about particular issues relevant to contemporary political life.  The themes of the course will vary and may include questions of liberalism and power, the politics of violence, identity and difference, or poststructuralism.

PSC - 5920   SEMINAR IN ASIAN AFFAIRS
[3 hours]  An interdisciplinary and comparative study of the major issues in Asia with special emphasis on political and economic development and international relations in Asia.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science

PSC - 5950   MPA RESEARCH REPORT
[2 hours]  Independent research, under the direction of a faculty adviser, analyzing experience as a public official.  Prerequisite: consent of MPA adviser

PSC - 5980   CURRENT TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
[3 hours]  Examination of emerging issues within the various segments and subfields of the discipline of political science.  Prerequisite: a prior course in the topic subfield

PSC - 5990   INDEPENDENT STUDY IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
[1 - 3 hours]  Individual study in selected topic.  Prerequisite: three courses at the 4000 or 5000  level; consent of graduate adviser and instructor

PSC - 6100   SEMINAR IN METHODOLOGY
[3 hours]  A seminar in selected topics of methodology.  Prerequisite: PSC 5110 or equivalent; one other course in Political Science and consent of instructor

PSC - 6110   SCOPE AND METHODS OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
[3 hours]  An examination of the development, fields of study and methodological approaches of political science and of research techniques and the process of thesis writing.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science; consent of graduate adviser

PSC - 6200   SEMINAR IN AMERICAN POLITICS
[3 hours]  A seminar in selected topics of American political behavior.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science; consent of graduate adviser

PSC - 6300   SEMINAR IN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
[3 hours]  A seminar in selected problems of state and local political issues.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science; consent of graduate adviser

PSC - 6400   SEMINAR IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  A seminar in selected problems and issues of public administration.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science; consent of graduate adviser

PSC - 6410   PROSEMINAR IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  An extensive examination of the field of public administration designed to acquaint advanced students with the major academic literature of the major subfields.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420 and admission into MPA program or consent of instructor

PSC - 6420   QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN DECISION MAKING
[3 hours]  Examination of analytical techniques appropriate for public sector decision making and applications to specific problems. Decision analysis, cost benefit analysis, and tools for evaluating public policies will be considered.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420, PSC 5140, PSC 6430; consent of graduate adviser

PSC - 6430   SEMINAR IN PUBLIC POLICY THEORY AND ANALYSIS
[3 hours]  Models, theories, approaches and techniques used to analyze public policy with application to policy areas such as discrimination, welfare, mental health or the environment.  Prerequisite: admission into MPA program or consent of instructor

PSC - 6440   HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
[3 hours]  An overview of the management process and the opportunity to develop skills to apply the process of health-related settings. Emphasis is placed on the premise that an effective manager must be a leader.  Prerequisite: PSC 3420

PSC - 6460   PROBLEMS IN POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  An in-depth examination of major problems in the administration of public policies.  Topics will vary from year to year.  Prerequisite: PSC 6410

PSC - 6470   SEMINAR IN INTERNATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  The course will acquaint students with the structure of international organizations, personnel policies and problems, and budgeting.  Emphasis is placed on the concept of international civil service, management and programming.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science or consent of graduate adviser or instructor

PSC - 6500   SEMINAR IN PUBLIC LAW
[3 hours]  A seminar in selected topics of constitutional administrative or international law.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science; consent of graduate adviser

PSC - 6600   SEMINAR IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS
[3 hours]  A seminar in selected topics of comparative political processes or area of studies.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science; consent of graduate adviser

PSC - 6700   SEMINAR IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
[3 hours]  A seminar in selected topics of international politics or national foreign policies.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science; consent of graduate adviser

PSC - 6710   SEMINAR ON THE UNITED NATIONS
[3 hours]  A seminar on selected topics of the United Nations and other international organizations within the United Nations system.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science; consent of graduate adviser

PSC - 6800   SEMINAR IN POLITICAL THEORY
[3 hours]  A seminar in selected political theorists or political ideas.  Prerequisite: two courses in political science; consent of graduate adviser

PSC - 6940   PUBLIC SERVICE INTERNSHIP
[1 - 6 hours]  Internship in public or nonprofit agency and preparation of an internship paper analyzing the internship experience.  Prerequisite: consent of MPA adviser

PSC - 6960   THESIS SEMINAR
[1 - 6 hours]  Supervision of master�s thesis writing.  Prerequisite: consent of graduate adviser

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